Scud-type missiles launched in Syria: NATO official

BRUSSELS Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:48pm EST

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A number of short-range ballistic missiles have been launched inside Syria this week, a NATO official said on Wednesday.

"Allied intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets have detected the launch of a number of unguided, short-range ballistic missiles inside Syria this week ... Trajectory and distance travelled indicate they were Scud-type missiles," the official said.

(Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Michael Roddy)